Microwave Apple Pie

microwavepplepiePinterest will most likely be the death of me…or at least my wallet. For some reason I have been craving sweet things these past couple of weeks. Part of me wonders if it is because I stayed away from them over the holidays. Well this one “recipe” kept popping up and I had to try it. I use quotations because really even my 7 year old could throw this one together.

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Roasted Chicken Thighs with Asparagus and Mushrooms

roastedchickenSo me and my sister went in on a $100 deal for 60 lbs of meat (with six people to feed in this house that was an amazing deal!) and I have come into contact with something other then boneless skinless chicken breast. That had been my staple for chicken since I have started weight watchers but now I am a little more comfortable cooking with other parts. I also realized that they were not boneless or skinless when I thawed them out but that’s okay just a little extra work never hurt anyone!

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Eggplant Parm

eggplant parmSo if you have any Italian in your family you have definitely had eggplant parm. Most of the time the eggplant is breaded and fried and then the dish is loaded with cheese. Now my unofficial Uncle Louie makes a really mean eggplant parm but he has told me it is definitely not healthy. So I made it my personal mission to create a satisfying and healthier version of this dish.

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One Day Hiking

IMGP1290So you can not get awesome views like this from just walking in your neighborhood (unless of course you live somewhere like this then…enjoy!) However like most people I live in a industrialized city and we have our parks but nothing extreme. Now last year my husband bought me a book from our local EMS store. It has 60 hikes within 60 miles of Philly and we made a goal to complete all the trails before we bought another book. We did a couple local trails first but then we became completely hooked. And by we I mean just me since my husband has always been one for the outdoors. I am here to share some of my starter tips for first time hikers.

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Grilled Turkey Burgers

turkeyburgersIt was such a beautiful day which meant we just had to get out and hike some of the places in our book. (this book is a gift my husband got me last year with 60 hikes in our area which we are working on completing) So when we got home I was thinking a great day to end a wonderful day was to grill turkey burgers for dinner. I can not wait until summer hits and we can grill every night!

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Coconut and Strawberry Popsicles

coconutstrawberrypopsicleOn the theme of summer I have another awesome recipe that not only will make healthy conscious parents happy but kids as well. My son loves popsicles and while I can sometimes find ones that are really good for you, they are not good on my wallet. Plus it is so easy to make these desserts at home and for a small price too. I found my containers at the dollar store and the awesome thing is they are reusable.

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Barbeque Pepperjack Chicken

bbqpepperjackchickenIt was so nice today and we all know what that means! Nice weather and longer days means its time to brush the dust off the grills. Now normally the grill is only a man’s territory, but my daughter ended up with four girls so we all got to watch him make magic and even get some ideas too. Get ready for summer with this awesome chicken!

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